Historical Sociolinguistics: Language Change in Tudor and Stuart England
This volume presents a sociolinguistic perspective on the history of the English language. Based on original empirical research, it discusses the social factors that promoted linguistic changes in earlier English, and the people who were the leading force behind them. The authors focus on the major grammatical developments that shaped the language in Tudor and Stuart times, the period that laid the foundations for modern Standard English.
Nevalainen and Raumolin-Brunberg adopt an interdisciplinary approach, exploring the extent to which sociolinguistic models and methods can be applied to the history of English.
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This is an aspect of dialect diffusion that can be tested by including a third point of
comparison in addition to London and East Anglia . The North , consisting of the
counties north of Lincolnshire , was selected because we wanted to explore the ...
Language Change in Tudor and Stuart England Terttu Nevalainen (linguiste),
Helena Raumolin-Brunberg. + London - * - Court It East Anglia and North 1410 -
1479 1480 - 1519 1520 - 1559 1560 - 1599 1600 – 1639 1640 – 1681 Figure 8 .
8 indicates that the process was the slowest not at Court but in East Anglia ,
where - TH persisted into the early decades of the seventeenth century . The
reasons as to why this should have been the case range from a three - competing
- forms ...
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Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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